Manual: Total Disaster Risk Management

Natural, technological and human hazards in Thailand have caused destruction in the past and will do so in the future. Diseases, weakened health care systems, catastrophic economic losses and civil disturbances often accompany disasters. Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM) represents a paradigm shift from viewing disasters as only the consequences of extreme hazard events to seeing them as being 'manifestations of unresolved development problems'. TDRM promotes sustainability by making the assessment and evaluation of risks and the implementation of risk-reduction solutions integral parts of the development process.